Artist uses sarcasm in this instance to gather the

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artist uses sarcasm in this instance to gather the reader’s attention and help them realize the negative effects of deforestation. Sarcasm is humour that is not serious but is meant to mimic an ironic effect; therefore, the writer uses this method to make people feel bad about what is happening to rainforests. In the fourth stanza, the writer says, ”cut and move on,” showing the behaviour of how people act towards rainforests. When he says “cut and move on,” it sounds like he does not care but the main message is that people should stop deforestation. The artist also says “what kind of currency grows in these new deserts;” this sounds like he is supporting people who cut down trees for money, but in reality, he is trying to say that deforestation has more negative effects than earning profit. These two elements of sarcasm from the poem prove that sarcasm supports the theme of deforestation. How are the words arranged? What is the effect on the reader?
If you can, listen to the song performed live. How does this affect the meaning?
What is the theme or main idea of your song? How do you know?
supported by Bruce’s repeated stanzas of asking the question “If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?” The line is particularly well thought out as the same question is used in philosophical thought experiments regarding our perceived consciousness: If something happens in a place and we’re not there to perceive it, did it actually happen?
Try identifying word clusters to help you determine the theme or main idea of the song. “If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?

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